Dayton, Ohio - May 3, 2018 - The Dayton Power and Light Company (DP&L), a subsidiary of The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES), is partnering with The Foodbank and other area food pantries to distribute 160,000 energy efficient light bulbs to help families reduce their energy costs.
Families served will receive free ENERGY STAR certified Light Emitting Diodes (LED) bulbs from DP&L.
LEDs use 70-90 percent less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs and can last up to 25 times longer. By just replacing incandescent bulbs with energy efficient LEDs, families may receive significant energy savings over the life of the LEDs.
"Spanning 40 years, The Foodbank serves the Miami Valley as the primary resource for the hunger relief network, helping to provide healthy, nutritious meals for our neighbors. DP&L is very proud to partner with The Foodbank by distributing energy efficient LEDs to save money and energy, allowing those in need to make other priority purchases," said DP&L President and CEO Craig Jackson.
The LED distribution is one of many ways DP&L contributes to the community through local food pantries for Miami Valley residents. Each year, DP&L employees also donate to food drives and pantries throughout our 24-county service area and volunteer their time to these organizations.
"DP&L offers generous support in our community, especially to those individuals most in need," says Michelle Riley, CEO of The Foodbank. "They are Hunger Heroes. The LED giveaway is just one more example of their local contributions. Household items are very popular among the families served by our member agencies. To be able to provide these necessities, especially energy efficient light bulbs, makes a real difference."
The Foodbank, located at 56 Armor Place in Dayton, will host a LED distribution Thursday, May 3 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. DP&L volunteers will pass out boxes of bulbs to seniors participating in The Foodbank's monthly food box program through The Foodbank's new drive-thru.
For many low-income and disabled seniors, The Foodbank's senior box program provides healthy, well-balanced meals for low income and disabled seniors. The senior box is given to individuals on a monthly basis who are 60 years and older and who make at or below 130% of poverty guidelines. The boxes are funded through the Commodity Supplemental Food Program.
The LED distribution is part of DP&L's ongoing energy efficiency efforts for customers. For more information, visit dpandl.com/save.